Burning Man


As a rather "conservative" artist, the first time my daughter talked about "Burning Man", I had the image of a whole bunch of Hippie type, nudists running around in the desert, doing drugs. Well, even though a very small group might participate in this, Burning Man has involved into so much more and I in turn have learned to respect the amount of creativity displayed by many of the attendees.

When I think about being in the middle of the desert, having to be self sufficient for several days in the scorching sun, with non of the "modern" amenities around and having to be creative on top of it, just seems impossible. Yet according to the Burning Man site


last year 35,500 people attended the event. To get around you need some sort of transportation, which in many cases starts with very decked out bicycles and evolves into ...

"Art Cars" - uniquely crafted vehicles, ranging from a bed on wheels to something that looks like a cross between a 19th century locomotive and a tank or even a delicate looking lotus flower.


People live in tents, RV's anything that might provide some shelter from sand storms and the sun. These shelters are also often elaborately decorated.

My favorite of course are the "Art Installations". The displays are meant to be interactive. Yes, unlike the work in museums, the artists invite you to experience the work by touching it, evoking sounds from it or simply by lying under it.


I envy these people, who can shed all preconceptions and give themselves up to the elements. There seems to be a certain Nirvana, a state of primal existence that allows the mind to experience a rather foreign visual, sensory and tactile overload, which in turn spurs the participants creativity.

Maybe one of these days, I'll muster enough courage to go?!

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

* “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.This page might contains affiliate links, therefore if you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.” *

New Arrivals

Inspiring interior decor and gift items

1 of 8

Meet the Artist

"My Name is Enzie (NC) and I am a multi disciplinary artist based in southern California, USA.

I specialize in life-size commissioned pet and people portraits and custom-made miniatures in 1/12, 1/24, and 1/6 scale.

My art sales are supplemented through imported items that you can find in my shop.

Thank you for stopping by and supporting an artist with your purchase! "



Join me on Facebook

Be the 1st to see what is new and share your custom made portraits.

Click here